HEROES OF THE CRIMEA: THE BATTLES OF BALACLAVA AND INKERMAN.

Barthorp, Michael.


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1st ed., 1991. 160 pp., illustrated with a wealth of photo-ills., ills., maps & plans. D.j., 25 x 19cm. FINE. The Battle of Balaclava in 1854 heralded the first major Russian effort to eject the British from the Crimea. This counter-offensive culminated 11 days later in the Battle of Inkerman, a struggle of far greater military and historical consequence than Balaclava, yet one which has received far less attention. Those autumn days of 1854 presented the British soldier with the severest test of fortitude faced since Waterloo. With this book, the author has written a much-needed account of the Battles of Balaclava and Inkerman, illustrated with over 100 photographs, paintings and engravings.


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